Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and what is better than curling up on the couch and watching a romantic movie with your partner to lift the mood. And to make things easier for you, we have collected the top 10 Valentine’s Day movies that you can be sure to enjoy with your Valentine.
10. Sleepless in Seattle
A classic rom-com by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is a story of a widower Sam, who misses his wife and has a son Jonah, and an unhappily engaged Annie. She travels to Seattle to meet Sam after his radio talk show in which he mentions his grief of losing his wife. The main role played by an eight-year-old Jonah is bringing the two people together. This 90s film is still one of the top recommended Valentine’s Day movies.
9. 10 Things I Hate About You
A teenage rom-com, revolving around two sisters Bianca and Kat, living in Seattle, who have strict rules of dating from their dad. Bianca is pretty and charming, attracted by boys, but is not allowed to date until her elder sister finds a boy. This Gil Junger’s revamped version of Shakespeare’s play, the Taming of the Shrew, is a perfect high school romance to enjoy this Valentines.
8. Love Actually
Richard Curtis’s Christmas themed romantic comedy film Love Actually, shows nine intertwined stories of different couples in love, dealing with their love life before Christmas in London. Their relationships finally reach the climax, and all of them find their true love by Christmas. There are many twists and turns that will make you laugh until your stomach hurts along with the deep emotional connections that will make you cry. In case you didn’t watch it this past Christmas season, it will make a perfect movie to watch this Valentine’s Day.
7. 500 Days of Summer
Well, not every love story has to have a happy ending. 500 Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb, takes you on a journey of heartbreak and failed relationship. Tom, a greeting card writer, fell in love with his colleague, Summer, who also acted as if she is in love with him, but it turns out that she doesn’t believe in love or relationship and dumps Tom. The movie is full of the emotions of Tom as he goes through a heartbreak and remembers 500 days he had spent with Summer.
6. The Notebook
The notebook is a 2004 romantic movie, adapted from Nicholas spark’s novel with the same name. The story revolves around two lovers who fell in love in the 1940s. Noah, a poor boy upon returning from World War II, misses Allie who he met fourteen years ago and spent summers with. But Allie gets engaged to another boy when Noah is in the war. This tale of separation, longing, and love is narrated by an old man after decades, through his notebook.
5. About Time
Another movie from Richard Cutis makes it to the list, as this unique story, About Time, keeps the audience hooked. Tim lake, played by Domhnall Gleeson, discovers a family secret that their men can travel through time. Tim takes advantage of this ability and tries to fix his love life and win the woman of his dreams. But it doesn’t go well as he is unable to fix some of the problems in his present life. This romantic film and fantasy is worth watching, and won’t disappoint.
Can any list of Valentine’s Day movies be complete without Titanic? Absolutely not! Titanic is every generation’s go-to romantic film. James Cameron’s Titanic is an epic love story of aristocrat Rose and poor artist Jack who fall in love with each other on an ill-fated R.M.S Titanic. The disaster caused by the shipwreck and the intense love story between the two makes this film popular in all ages.
3. The Princess Bride
Based on William Goldman’s novel, The Princess Bride is a fairytale of old lovers struggling to reunite. The farm boy named Wesley heads with his fellow friends to the kingdom of Florin to rescue the love of his life and confronts battles with many enemies. In the movie, a grandfather narrates this love story to his sick grandchild.
2. La La Land
With the stellar cast starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land is a musical romance in which a jazz pianist, Sebastian, falls in love with an aspiring actress Mia. But in the struggle of making their dreams into reality, their relationship falls apart. This beautifully shot movie, with aesthetic music and ambiance, is sure to please as a top 10 Valentine’s Day movie.
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Not interested in a typical love story? Well, this one’s for you. Michel Gondry’s sci-fi romance written by Charlie Kaufmann keeps you hooked as a couple faces a rough patch in their relationship and goes through a medical procedure to erase each other’s memories. Joel and Clementine meet again later, but with different identities. This thrilling romantic story of being deeply in love followed by heartbreak and the pain of loss is a must watch on Valentine’s day.
We hope these top 10 Valentine’s Day movies help you choose the perfect movie for the perfect movie night with your partner this Valentine’s Day.